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NEW PRODUCTIONS TO BE SHOWN COMING WEEK OPERA HOUSE, RIALTO AND FOX THEATRES VOL. 91 NO. 353 TUCSON. ARIZONA, SUNDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 18, 1932 PAGE EIGHT Stage, Screen mmmi Attractions The Devil Is Driving' Is Playing at Opera House Now Edmund Lowe, Wynne Gibson, Lois Wilson and Allan Dinehart Head Cast in Film; Setting Is in New York Garage It Is a story of the "hot car" racket In New York, and most of its "The Devil Is Driving," the film which opened yesterday at the Opera House, is a finely constructed melodrama which fully lives up to its unusual title and to the quality of its cast, headed by such players as Edmund Lowe, Wynne Gibson, Lois Wilson and Allan Dinehart 'Mr. Robinson Crusoe' With Douglas Fairbanks at Fox Picture Made in the Most Adventurous Film Expedition Ever Undertaken By Elder Fairbanks; Goes Crusoe One Better and Adds Sense of Humor Where to Go -o- and -o- What to See on the Screen :ount fn. p per 1 i. par bi-al lastnf UOHl e ata CUK iliMK )NU 1AUH EltK THE :e I iB C t. in your illowl KiZO Adv nt- Notlc or S rcycl W Top Pan cceai a for oe ei R ng 0 . ant f antt uctii Vant on V ation male one en o lold ilizei ure ella rary anei io I leal 0 R ; a Bl ane mt .tore jty il N Jty lie I alt nd I Wl Wl for riur pita to d R tied nent nenl !SS I 1 Foi lit P a F ital 81 Id tl a urb For iltry i an it I lge Esta ome Ed I lera est 1 to ney tmei anet , Po feati Fei a ney iprai iecla t 8l ista llrop assei opat nest lo T alt i dsn ol 'atcr isma ublie learn bstn nder s Re ocke rintl ewrl ypev treat iMine no T anlnc )rien lineal Vwnl eter nitu !anl ildln( rile -loof neral ilorin Hemi rbera AU UJT ! A 1 "Mr. Boblnson Crusoe," the new Douglas Fairbanks picture, comes to the Fox theatre Wednesday, and thus picture-goers will witness (or the first time the new forte of the sprightly Hollywood star, a forte crammed with adventure In faraway places. While "Around the World In Eighty Minutes," the latest Fair banks picture, was the forerunner of the new idea, it enn not rightly be included in it, for the reason that It wag more a random photographing of a world tour than a plcturizatlon of a sustained story, such as is "Mr. Robinson Crusoe." "Mr. Robinson Crusoe" was made in the most adventurous film expedition ever undertaken by Fairbanks. While in no sense a literal translation of the famous Crusoe tale, It contains much that bears Crusoe flavor, particularly that portion dealing with adventures upon a desert isle. With characteristic enthusiasm, Doug goes Robinson Crusoe one better in all that he does, but unlike Crusoe, he does it with a sense of humor. For example, Doug's man Friday is Friday the Thirteen! h. And the girl who, in the role of dusky tropical maiden furnishing the, love interest is known as Saturday, And there are cannibals and battles and always high adventure of the rollicking: sort for which Fairbanks is famous. "The theme of the tale," explained Doug, "Is keyed in the purposeful character of a modern Robinson Crusoe who tackles and meets everjr emergency with this thought: "There's a way out." In this is reflected a spirit of hope and optimism, a, concrete truth that "happiness is just around the corner." But all of Doug's adventures in the region of Tahiti were not of the cinematic sort. And some were only remotely concerned with the picture. There was the occasion, for example, when one of his most important actors disappeared up a tree and stayed there a whole day. He was a trained monkey. On one occasion 50 natives worked all day and refused to accept pay, saying they would be blessed many times, as a new moon appeared late in the afternoon and fishing would be excellent for another month at least. And then there was the day that the natives held the picture up because they would not work on a feast day. Forty Polynesians and Chinese, uncanny artisans, solved the big problem for the company when it came to creating the "props" for this modern Crusoe's home. In the story Doug lands upon a tropical island with only a toothbrush and remains to build a pent-house with hot and cold running water. It was for this that natives were gathered from neighboring Islands and atolls, and instruments began instantly to materialize from ironwood, bamboo, sheila, sawfish, liana twigs (for ropes), pandanus leaves for walls and mats), and also from cocoanuts. What the natives cannot make from a cocoanut, the tree and its branches, is not in a mail order catalogue, Doug declared. 'BORN TO LOVE' IS BOOKED FOR PLAZA RKO Pathe went to elaborate extremes in producing Constance Bennett's latest picture, "Born to Love," coming to the Plaza theatre Thursday for a two-day run. In one scene depicting the furore in London on Armistice Day, 200 extras were used. Paul L. Stein, the director, instructed John Mescall, chief photographer, to work six camera crews. The set covered forty acres and for the long shots Mescall mounted cameras on buildings, on the tops of busses and on specially erected tripods. The extras included British Tommies many of them wearing the uniforms they had at the front, Scotch Highlanders in plaid kilts and a Scotch bagpipe corps from tho Los Angeles Canadian Legion added to the uproar with the memorable strain of Tip-perary. Miss Bennett in the role of an English girl In love with an officer, is said to have one of the most dramatic parts in her spectacular film carreer. She has in support Joel McCrea, Paul Cavan-ach, Frederick Kerr, Anthony Bush- ell and Louise Closser Hnle. "Bachelor's Affairs," the Fox production, with Adolphe Menjou in the featured role, comes to the Plaza theatre next Thursday. Based on James Forbes' successful stage play, it tells the story of a middle-aged bachelor who, through the machinations of the girl's sister, marries a youthful flapper of the beautiful but not brilliant type. Events soon prove to him that he has made a serious mistake and he sets about to extricate himself from the entanglement in which he finds himself. ' ,fi GEORGE ARLISS TO - FEATURE AT LYRIC In their own quiet way, the sets for George Arllss pictures generally turn out to be the most sumptuously dressed of all pictures. "A Successful Calamity," a Warner Bros, hit. coming to the Lyric theatre j Thursday, is no exception to this ' rule. loMp Almost without exception 'the RPH1 George Arllss pictures have been IL made from stories which require SAIj rich and urtistic settings. Disraeli" d sea was told against a lovely back-rts. I ground of aristocratic English man. s am ors. "The Green Goddos" devel- noped in an atmosphere rr almost suffocating East Indian rlopRnce, At the Theatres This Week OPERA HOUSE Now showing through Monday "The Devil Is Driving," starring Wynne Gibson, Edmund Lowe, Jim-mle Gleason, Dickie Moore, Lois Wilson and Allan Dinehart. Spe cial attraction Fatty Arbuckle'a first talking comedy, "Hey, Pop! Tuesday and Wednesday "Afraid to Talk," with Sidney Fox and Eric Linden. Thursday and Friday: Tom Mix In "The Fourth Horseman." Next Saturday for three days: "Madam Butterfly," starring Sylvia Sidney, Cary Grant and Charles Ruggles. Coming next Saturday The Par amount special production, H. G. Wells' "Island of Lost Souls," with Charles Laughton, Richard Arlen, Bela Lugosi, Leila Hyams and the Panther Woman in her screen debut. LYRIC Sunday and Monday Richard Barthlemess in "Cabin in the Cot ton," with Bette Davis. Also comedy, "The Pooch;" cartoon, "A Nursery Scandal," and News. Tuesday and Wednesday Two features Joan Bennett In "Wild Girl," with Charles Farrell; also "Trapped in Tia Juana," with Dun can Renalso and Edwlna Booth. Movietone News. Thursday and Friday Two fea tures: George Arllss in ''Successful Calamity;" also Jack Mulhall in 'Hell's Headquarters." Movietone News. Friday Spanish Vaudeville at 8:45 featuring Tony Corrall's Santa Rita orchestra. Saturday Oolv Two features "Phantom of Crestwood" with Ricardo Cortez and Karen Motley; also Buck Jones in "McKenna of the I Mounted." Cartoon, "Betty Boops j Busy Bee. PLAZA Sunday and Monday Douglas Fairbanks, jr., and Joan Blondell in "Union Depot;" also Pathe News, cartoon and Rln Tin Tin serial, "Lightning Warrior," No. 1. Tuesday and Wednesday "Con-gorilla," filmed by Mr. and Mrs. Martin Johnson, sensational jungle epic. And Frank Albertson, Evelyn Brent in "Traveling Husbands," also Movietone Magic Carpet. (Double feature program). Thursday and Friday Constance Bennett in "Born to Love," also Adolphe Menjoy in "Bachelor's Affairs;" also Pathe News and Vita-phone act. (Double feature program). Saturday Double feature program Bob Steele in "Texas Buddies," and Smith and Dale with George Sidney in "Heart of New York;" also cartoon and new serial begins, "The Last Frontier," No. 1. TWIN BILL BOOKED FOR LYRIC PROGRAM "Wild Girl," the new Fox romance featuring Charles Farrell, Joan Bennett and Ralph Bellamy in the principal roles, opens at the Lyric theatre Tuesday. It Is a stirring tale of the California mining camps based on the Bret Harte story, "Sa-lomy Jane's Kiss." Directed by Raou! Walsh and filmed almost entirely In the Bret Hearte country of the High Sierras, the production is said to have many unique features in addition to its imposing cast. ' And on the same program present conditions on the Mexican border are graphically portrayed in "Trapped in Tia Juana." the cur rent Fanchon Royer production the feature attraction at the Lyric theatre Tuesday. All the color, and the glamor of Tia Juana, land of wine, women, song end horse racing, have been faithfully transplanted to the celluloid and make a very interesting story of contemporary life in that region. SATURDAYS S SUNDAYS CONJTlrsftTQUS iroormrnn TODAY AND MONDAY D. FAIRBANKS, JR. JOAN BLONDELL "U ! N Fast txcitina Thrilling Also NEWS - PATHE and RIN TIN TIN In a 12 Chapter Serial 'LIGHTNING WARRIOR" NO. 1 Tuesday and Wednesday "CONGORILLA" 2 "TRAVELING HUSBANDS' i'- - ' VI ,. r t.,,!" , l I :v GUY k-iaan I I , . yl I . I 111 A III . 1 II f-f-v m. " . , . v i-.t.Wi '. . steinteMs Art finf) M a ) fh? " wtr "- fel -m Joan Crawford, who reaches new heights as the star which opens at the Fox theatre today. PLAZA WILL SHOW CONGORILLA TUESDAY "Congorllla," the Fox picture, de picting the thrilling adventures of Mr. and Mrs. Martin Johnson on their latest safari in Central Af rica, the land of gorillas and pyg mies, opens Tuesday at the Plaza Theatre. The first sound picture ever to be made in the wilds of Central Africa, it brings the native noises of the jungle, such as the screeching of the gorilla, the bellowing of the hippo and the barking of the zebra to you in their natural and unadulterated form. Mr. and Mrs." Johnson spent two years in the making of this picture, shooting over 131,000 feet of film. The shortest privately - owned railroad in the world! One hundred yards long and it stops and starts on Radio Pictures' ranch in Encino, Calif. Paul Sloane, director of "Traveling Husbands," at the Plaza Tuesday and Wednesday, needed a number of club car "shots" for the picture. Rather than build a "set" of the Pullman on one of the gigantic sound stages at Radio Pictures' studio, William Le Baron, vice-president in charge of production, commissioned Max Ree, art director to have an actual steel-and-wood club car built. RADIO PICTURE TO BE SEEN AT LYRIC The picture which millions of persons have heard about! The picture that inspired two hundri thousand amateurs to turn mystery story writers! The most talkcd-about story Hollywood has ever produced! Each of these rather startling phrases can be used to describe xuidio Pictures' Broadcast Special, "The Phantom of Crestwood," opening Saturday at the Fox Lyric theatre. BARTHELMESS SLATED TO SHOW AT LYRIC After "The Birth of a Nation" what? ' the Cabin in the Cotton," Richard Barthelmess' latest starring vehicle for First National, which comes to the Fox Lyric theatre today, attempts in epic style to tell the story of what happened to the ...Another sensational First National hit with Bette Davis fi$ Dorothy Jordan and-hundreds of others! l jm mmm w . gorgeous ijis mh JYZM LUJJ Choice, of Hundreds Mlfi hJZ...... at wlllmM FATTY ARBUCKLE ON OPERA HOUSE SCREEN One of the silent screen's most lovable players will make his debut into talking pictures tills week-end at the Opera House when Fatty Arbuckle's first sound comedy, "Hey, Pop!" shows there. Yes, sir. Fatty's back on the screen again. His absence has extended over a period of nearly 11 years but he has lost none of his abilities to get laughs out of theatre audiences. So far where his new comedy has played he has left the crowd literally weak from laughing. There never was a better comic than Fatty and today he again takes his place at the top of the ladder. 'Hey, Pop!" is being offered as a special attraction on the program with "The Devil Is Driving" which is now showing at the Opera House. MODERN STORY TOLD IN TEXAS BUDDIES' An entirely new atmosphere and background for an outdoor adventure photoplay is offered in the next Bob Steele production, "Txas Buddies," which is presented by World Wide Pictures at ttie Plaza theatre on Saturday. The rugged mountains and bleak desert wastes are still in evidence but against this age-old "backdrop" is offered a story that is as modern as today's newspaper. Next Saturday the Plaza theatre will present "The Heart of New York," a Warner Bros, and Vita-phone picture featuring Joe Smith, Charles Dale, George Sidney and a strong special cast. great American Inland empire known familiarly as "The South," after it was "born." h i 7Z UTn?HV! I t&JT S!Ein2i ?"i::afcV!."A 'IW3Ej 1 V 11 M (j fry Expr e s s KH n-Z -3C Fitly Cents to Fifty Dollars ! 7XB3 Richard Barthelmess, who playa current 'at the Fox Lyric theatre. Wise-cracking breaks down and reveals love when Edmund Lowe and Wynne Gibson get to understand each other in "The Devil Is Driving," the new Paramount thriller, now at the Opera House. the lead in "Cabin in the Cotton" scenes are laid in the Metropolitan i Garage, which serves as a Cache for stolen cars, a speakeasy and a hideaway for the ,head of the racket. The business of the garage moves along at Its steady, dangerous pace until one day the child of the manager Is run down by one of the stolen cars, and the manager sets out for revenge. The film moves at a terrific pace to a thrilling climax, and mingles ribald comedy -with its melodrama. It is distinguished further by brll-liant performances, especially by Lowe as the wisecracking Gabby, who finally tracks down the racketeers, and by AVynee Gibson as a lady of his heart. , The program Is embellished considerably by the addition of a Fatty Arbuckle comedy, "Hey. Pop!" This is the first talking comedy that LIKE NEW For the Holidays The many social activities brought by the holidays demand frequent changes of costume prepare now by sending your clothes to the American Cleaners. The Most . Delicate Garments Cleaned Without Injury Everything Cleaned From Gloves to Rugs AMERICAN CLEANING no ?EU. 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